Former TV news anchor Kim Gennaula will join ‘Iolani School as executive director of advancement in the fall.
Gennaula is credited with leading a turnaround and renewed success as president and CEO of Aloha United Way, which raised $11 million for Hawaii nonprofits last year.
At ‘Iolani, Gennaula will provide strategic direction for fundraising, alumni and parent relations, and campaign and community stewardship, and will serve as principal advisor to Head of School Timothy Cottrell, according to a statement.
"Kim’s extensive background in creating a culture of philanthropy will be a tremendous asset to ‘Iolani School as we build upon our efforts to educate students from diverse backgrounds and attract faculty and staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience from around the world," he said.
Gennaula’s transition from television news began in 2008, when she left Hawaii News Now for a position as director of philanthropy for Kapiolani Health Foundation.